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2015-02-25 12:21:51

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Low viscosity SAE 0W-XX passenger car motor oil (PCMO) accounted for under 5% of the total global PCMO demand in 2014.

2015-02-25 08:34:57

EAST SETAUKTET, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Inc.

2015-02-25 08:32:55

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare announced today the return of alli® (orlistat 60 mg capsules) to most stores in the U.S.

2015-02-25 08:32:34

Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, to distribute the newly approved multiple myeloma drug FARYDAK®. FLINT, Mich., Feb.

2015-02-25 08:31:46

- Contrave® net sales total $6.5 million in first 10 weeks of launch SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

2015-02-25 08:31:44

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2015-02-25 08:25:58

LONDON, February 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details The economic crisis of 2008 caused a sharp decline in the demand for aluminium worldwide.

2015-02-25 08:25:44

DALLAS, February 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Low-VOC Coating Additive Market by Type (Rheology Modifier, Defoamer, Dispersant, & Wetting Agent), by Technology

2015-02-25 08:25:42

Static mixing giant working to help natural gas recovery plants do more HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Feb.


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Papaver bracteatum
2014-10-27 10:36:03

Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main non-horticultural use of P. bracteatum is the production of thebaine. This substance can be converted to codeine...

Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Camphora tree, Cinnamomum camphora
2014-02-07 09:51:33

Cinnamomum camphora is an evergreen tree species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Camphor tree, Camphorwood or Camphor laurel. C. camphora plants belong to the Lauraceae family. The tree is indigenous to China, specifically south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It has been introduced and has become naturalized in many other regions of the world and the tree is considered an invasive species in parts of the United States and Australia. Cinnamomum...

Amflora
2013-10-03 07:51:27

Amflora, known also as EH92-527-1, is a genetically modified potato developed by BASF Plant Science. Amflora potato plant produces pure amylopectin starch that is processed to waxy potato starch. Amflora was approved for industrial applications in the European Union market on March 2, 2010 by the European Commission. It was originally registered on August 5, 1996. Amflora was developed by geneticist Lennart Erjefalt and agronomist Juri Kano of Svalof Weibull AB. Because of the lack of...

Golden Rice
2013-10-02 14:11:48

Golden Rice is a variety of Oryza sativa rice produced  through genetic engineering to biosynthesize beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, in the edible parts of the rice. The research was conducted with the goal of producing a fortified food to be grown and consumed in areas with a shortage of dietary vitamin A, a deficiency which is estimated to kill 670,000 children under five years old each year. Golden rice is different from its parental strain by the addition of three...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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